Climate Justice Internship

Mission, purpose, and programs of our organization:

MN350 is a dynamic, volunteer-led grassroots organization building a people’s movement to demand that Minnesota take a leadership role in addressing the climate crisis in a just and sustainable way. Programs include:

  • Working with a statewide coalition to move Minnesota to 100% clean energy
  • Pipeline resistance campaign to stop Line 3
  • Public education through climate conversations, outreach, and deep canvassing
  • Advocacy for policy to support clean transportation infrastructure
Intern projects and work:

The following internships are currently available for summer of 2019.

Social media, outreach and event planning: Help build a vibrant climate justice movement, using strategic social media, tabling outreach, and planning fun and creative events to grow our power to make change.

Summer canvassing: Learn how to speak with people at their door about issues related to climate change and climate justice.  In this internship you will learn about all aspects of canvassing, from the work that goes into setting up a canvass to canvassing best practices.

Fundraising: Interested in gaining valuable fundraising experience and skills? MN350 is looking for interns to help with a variety of logistics and coordination for FUNdraising projects this summer including organizing for our fall gala, helping support a “Musicians for Climate Justice” series of concert parties and bringing in new MN350 Action monthly members!

Pipeline Resistance:Help build the campaign to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline which is proposed to run through northern Minnesota. Line 3 would have the same climate change impact as 50 coal plants. The specific focus of this internship can be individualized based on skills and interest. Major needs include writing, public outreach, event/action planning, and building coalition relationships.

Activities might include helping to pull off a large march or action, improving MN350’s written materials related to Line 3, generating opinion pieces for traditional media, supporting educational house parties, etc. Interns will be assigned to a staff or volunteer leader on the pipeline campaign based on skill areas they would like to develop.

Data and Technology: Dirty data in, dirty data out! Besides relationships, data is the most important foundation to the movement. Work on improving data and technology use relating to the database, data collection, and more, including.

    • Improving systems and process improvement
    • Developing training for volunteers
    • Privacy & data policy development
Skills and experience

We work with people from diverse backgrounds.  Interns would benefit from having experience working in groups, and managing projects, strong interpersonal and writing and communication skills. Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus but not required.

How to Apply

This internship is unpaid. To apply, decide which project/s you are most interested in, and send your resume and cover letter to Ulla@mn350.org.